The Life

Updated: Dec 3, 2020



By SANDY ROCHELLE


I turn around and around

Avoiding the challenge

To imitate Lot's wife, frozen in time.

I am made of breath and humanity.

Ignoring the distractions and the echoes

Of the Pillar of Salt.

I move forward with the blessings

Of the here and now.

I am guided by space and freedom

And the knowledge that calls me home.

Sandy Rochelle is a widely published poet, a featured artist in the film Bohemia, The Life of a New York City Poet, a member of the Acting Company of Lincoln Center, host of the President's Award-winning television series On Our Own, and a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in the Spoken Word category.